Cristiano Ronaldo holds 20 insane records and is just one game away from breaking another after 111th international goal
CRISTIANO RONALDO now holds TWENTY records after becoming the leading male scorer in international football.
And the Manchester United star is just one game away from breaking another ridiculous stat, adding to his legendary status.
The 36-year-old scored his 110th and 111th international goals during Portugal's victory against the Republic of Ireland on Wednesday night.
Ronaldo has now surpassed Iran icon Ali Daei's record for the most goals in men's international football – and has his eyes on another record.
The Portuguese forward is just ONE game away from equalling Real Madrid legend Iker Casillas' record of 177 Champions League appearances.
Ronaldo is almost certain to break his former team-mate's impressive tally as Man Utd will play at least six games in this season's tournament.
He is already the leading scorer in the Champions League – finding the net a whopping 134 times – and has assisted a record 42 goals.
Ronaldo also has scored the most goals in the knockout stages – 67 – and his tally of 17 goals during the 2013-14 UCL is the most in a single season.
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But his best Champions League record is his five final victories – the most by a player since the competition was rebranded in 1992.
Ten other players also have at least five wins, although none of those stars won all five of their titles during the Champions League era.
The only player to have won SIX Champions League crowns is Real icon Francisco Gento – a record Ronaldo would love to equal at Old Trafford.
Ronaldo is Portugal's most capped international with 180 senior outings and no player has scored against more national sides – 45.
The Man Utd hero also holds the record for the most international hat-tricks – nine – and is the first footballer to have played in five Euros.
One of Ronaldo's international hat-tricks came against Spain at the 2018 World Cup, making him the oldest player to achieve the feat.
And he is the only man to score in 12 consecutive international tournaments (World Cup, Euros, Confederations Cup and Nations League).
Ronaldo is believed to have scored the most competitive goals in the history of football, closing in on 800 career strikes.
Most of those goals came during his time at the Bernabeu, hitting 451 for Real to becoming their all-time leading scorer.
Ronaldo is the only player in history to score 50 or more goals in the Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A – and has lifted the title in each country.
The former Sporting Lisbon youngster has been included in Uefa's Team of the Year FIFTEEN times during his illustrious career.
Ronaldo finished a record 429 points ahead of second-place Lionel Messi in the 2016 Ballon d'Or vote – a year that saw him with the Champions League and Euros.
And he was named the FWA, PFA, Young and Premier League Player of the Year in 2006-07 – the only footballer in history to achieve the feat.
Ronaldo was named in the 2021 Guinness World Book of records as the most liked person on Facebook, racking up 124,726,150 likes.
The forward is also the most followed person on Instagram, with more than 336MILLION accounts following his 'Cristiano' handle.
And he's the most liked sportsperson on Twitter with 94m followers – just behind ex-US president Barack Obama.
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